- Mikel Arteta is said to be unimpressed with his tumultuous start to life at Arsenal
- The Spaniard is now looking to sell a number of star names in the summer to fund new signings
- Mesut Ozil and Alexander Lacazette are among the key players facing a bleak future at the club
Mikel Arteta has reportedly laid the foundation for a major squad overhaul at Arsenal that could see big stars sold in the summer.
Arteta, who permanently replaced Unai Emery at the helm of affairs at Arsenal has failed to turn around the club's fortunes after a poor start to the campaign.
The Gunners currently sit 10th on the league standings with just 31 points from 25 matches and face the danger of missing out on a Champions League place.
Arteta has been in charge of seven matches since his arrival, managing to collect just nine points out of a possible 21.
SunSport now reports the poor start to life has left the Spaniard concerned about the team's clear lack of progress.
The publication further adds a close examination of the current squad by the 37-year-old has shown need for significant changes.
The former midfielder is now said to be alive to the fact that he could be forced to sell key players to fund a summer spree.
Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are among the top players who will enter the final year of their current deals at the end of the season.
The situation leaves Arteta with no choice but to cash in on some of them as he convinces others to stay.
The north Londoners are however hopeful that Aubameyang, who is the club's current top scorer will commit his future to the club despite interest from Barcelona.
And should the Gabonese extend his Arsenal stay, The Sun contends the club will prepare to cash in on Alexander Lacazette who has been underwhelming this season.
Meanwhile, the Emirates dwellers will be hoping to return to winning ways when they play Newcastle in their next league match.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kepa Arrizabalaga has been out of form for Chelsea and has been relegated to the bench in their last game against Leicester City.
Second-choice Willy Caballero was handed a starting shirt by Frank Lampard in their 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.